Festivus Games – Games For The Rest Of Us

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CrossFit Charlottetown is super pumped to be a host for the upcoming Festivus Games being held on April 18th, 2015.

What is it?

The Festivus Games is in its third year as THE Worldwide functional-fitness competition for beginner and intermediate Athletes (No fire breathers allowed!). No athlete, whether six months in or brand new, will need to scale any of the events. Festivus Games is about capacity more than a high degree of skill. Everyone can row…just how fast? Everyone can deadlift…just how much? The Novice class is perfect for your first functional-fitness competition. The Intermediate class will challenge all. On April 18th, 2015 10,000+ Novice and Intermediate athletes will compete Worldwide, all on the same day, in this one-day event. Free event t-shirt for every Athlete and custom trophies for the top three in each division at each box.

Registration Link – HERE

How do you decide if you’re Novice or Intermediate?


This competition is designed for athletes who are new to competitions. The goal is to promote a friendly, yet competitive environment for those who wish to challenge themselves. This is not designed for fire-breather level athletes. You are over qualified for The Festivus Games if you have bench marks equal to or better than:

A sub 5:00 min Fran Rx’d
1-rep max deadlift 500/300 (Male/Female)
A sub 4:00 min Grace Rx’d
275/185 C+J
A sub 25:00 Kelly (5 Rounds of: 400m Run, 30 Box Jumps, 30 Wallballs)
15+ rounds of Cindy (20 minutes AMRAP of: 5 Pullups, 10 Pushups, 15 Squats)
2000-meter row less than 6:30-minutes (Male) 7:30-minutes (Female)

If you only meet or exceed 1 or 2 of the above, you’d likely still be okay to compete.


If at least four of these six guidelines are true for you then we suggest you go Novice. Otherwise we suggest you go Intermediate.

Unassisted pull ups less than 5/2 (Male/Female)
1-rep max deadlift is less than 300/225 (Male/Female)
Mile run is over 10 minutes
2000-meter row is over 8 minutes (Male) or 9 minutes (Female)
You have no clue what your Fran time is
You’ve been Crossfitting less than six months

The WOD’s


For Time:

Row 1K
50 Wall Ball

Score = Time

Wall Ball Weights and Heights:

Intermediate Males: 20 lbs to a 10 foot target
Intermediate Females: 14 lbs to a 9 foot target
Novice Males: 14 lbs to a 9 foot target
Novice Females: 10 lbs to a 9 foot target


With a running clock:

0-2:00: Max Front Squats in 2 Minutes (135/95/95/65) (Int Male/Int Female/Novice Male/Novice Female)
2:01-3:59: Rest
4:00-10:00: AMRAP 6 Minutes
6 Power Clean (135/95/95/65) (Int Male/Int Female/Novice Male/Novice Female)
6 Bar Over Burpees

There are 2 scores for this WOD

Score 1 = Reps of Front Squats
Score 2 = Reps in the 6 Minute AMRAP

WOD 3: 5 & 15
AMRAP 5 Minutes

5 Push Press (115/75/75/45)(Int Male/Int Female/Novice Male/Novice Female)
15 Box Jumps (20″)

Rest 1 Minute

Max Double Unders in 1 minute (Int Male/Int Female)
Max Single Unders in 1 minute (Nov Male/Nov Female)

No substitutions.
There are 2 scores for this WOD

Score 1 = Reps in the 5 Minute AMRAP
Score 2 = Reps of Double Unders (Intermediate ) or Single Unders (Novice)


The Final WOD will be announced March 2015

As you can see, the WOD’s are even more accessible to all skill levels than most CF Open WOD’s.

Registration will be capped so sign-up early. We hope CrossFitters Island Wide will join us for this awesome event. If you’re not sure what division you should be in, just ask your coach.

Registration link – HERE

Train. Play. Thrive.

Michael C - Author


  1. daniellynds | February 18, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    I’m in. 🙂 Anyone else?

    • Steph C | February 25, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Me Too 🙂


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